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Zimbabwe opposition MDC appeals Mnangagwa’s poll win - 6 months ago, 10 Aug 19:27

By: Afp

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Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party lodged a court bid Friday to overturn the results of presidential elections that it alleges were rigged to ensure victory for Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling Zanu-PF party and the election commission of ballot fraud in the July 30 vote, Zimbabwe's first poll since the ousting of Mugabe in November.

"We will rest when this country is liberated," Jameson Timba, a senior member of the MDC, told journalists outside the Constitutional Court after party lawyers arrived accompanied by plastic boxes full of paperwork.

Party leader Nelson Chamisa tweeted: "Our legal team successfully filed our court papers. We have a good case and cause."

Mnangagwa, who is seeking to reverse Zimbabwe's economic isolation and attract desperately-needed foreign investment, had vowed the elections would be fair and fair, and would turn a page on Mugabe's repressive 37-year rule.

International monitors largely praised the ...
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